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The Minnesota bench got thinner when Ridnour was in pain near his basket after suffering a sprained right ankle. He had to be helped off the court with under a minute to play in the third and never returned.
Miller started at center for the Timberwolves and scored all 11 of his points in the first quarter. It was the first start this season for the veteran center, who played six years with the Kings.
Before the game, Miller shook hands with Kings owner Gavin Maloof who was at a courtside seat.
Fredette made two 3-pointers late in the first quarter and finished with 14 points in the opening half when the Kings shot a season-best 65 percent and led 65-58.
Evans had 13 for the Kings and Cousins had nine. Miller scored 11 points for Minnesota and Love had 10.
NOTES: Injured Minnesota reserves Jose Barea, Michael Beasley and Darko Milicic didn't travel with the team. ... Miller is in his 13th season and has said this will be his final one. He missed the first 19 games this season following microfracture surgery on his left knee. ... Marcus Thornton suffered a bruised left thigh in the first quarter and didn't return. ... The Timberwolves were 11 of 21 on 3-pointers.
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